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Le Chat Noir

Last Monday, I was leaving home on my way to work and heard what sounded like meowing from inside my car. As I started to accelerate, the meowing grew louder and it was clearly coming through the front dash vents. I immediately pulled over and felt a terrible surge of panic. I’ve read about people finding small animals in their car, which climbed in for the warmth of the engine in cold weather, and the story didn’t always have a happy ending.

Terrified of what I would find, I slowly lifted the front hood. I was stunned by the sight of the most beautiful, solid black kitten, sitting on top of the fuse box. A tiny head with piercing hazel eyes peered back at me and I was paralyzed…until she started to move. I barely snatched her and got a pretty good scratch for the effort. With the driver’s side door wide open, I left my car running and began jogging toward my Mom’s a couple of buildings over from me.  I started yelling through an open window and when my Mom came to the door, she simply said “Where did you get THAT?!” I quickly told her the story and had to go because I was going to be late for work. Mom took the little kitty and hid her in the bedroom, away from her two over friendly dogs.

That evening, I made up flyers and put them up around the apartment complex. We waited anxiously the next day for someone to call, but no one did. After work, I stopped by Moms and played with the kitten, knowing full well this beautiful little creature could not go to a shelter. After talking it over, we’ve decided to give her a forever home. Her name is Paris and she’s the sweetest little girl ever! Now we know what to do with the remodeled bunk space in Lady T 😉

We hope you enjoy these pictures of our new little friend.


Our New Travel Companion

Meet Inky, the newest member of the Along the Way with J&J family! Inky is a 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Convertible and is named after the cute Pac-Man ghost. After a lot of research and deliberation, we decided a tow car would be right for us and we chose a Smartie for its light weight and flat towing capability. It’s also comically cute and surprisingly fun to drive!

We are currently in the market for an affordable tow bar and braking system so if anyone would like to share their experience or provide suggestions, please hit us up on Facebook. See you on the road!

J&J, Lady T & Inky



Spooky Salem

It’s been a while since we’ve done something really fun on Halloween, so this year, we decided to spend the evening in spooky Salem, Massachusetts. For anyone not familiar, Salem was the primary location of several “witch trials” that took place in colonial New England, which resulted in mass hysteria and the execution of several innocent people. It is also one of the top Halloween destinations in the country!

I have been to Salem on Halloween a few times previously but Jay couldn’t remember if he had ever been. There were a bunch of us, including my Mom, and we had a blast! There were so many awesome costumes on display and we stopped in a few of the “witch” stores that Salem is famous for.

Check out our pics below…Jay was the Smiley Face Guy!

MotorHome Magazine Photo Contest Winners Now Online!

MotorHome Magazine has finally posted the winners of their “Picture This Adventure” photo contest online. Click here to check out our pic of Lady T, which received an honorable mention!

Lady T’s Professional Modeling Debut!

This past Spring, we submitted a few photos of Lady T from our Route 66 road trip last year to MotorHome Magazine’s “Picture This Adventure” photo contest. To our delight, we were informed via mail in July that our pic of Lady T in front of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis received an honorable mention in the contest!

The October issue of MotorHome Magazine is out now and lists all of the winners. The photos are not currently online but Lady T is on page 43. We are super excited so check it out if you can!


Lady T in St. Louis